Fat Bike

Island explorers 

Kevin is back in town for a few days before he’s heading up to Norway. Seems like every time he’s here we’re breaking new trails. A few years ago we were first on fat bikes on Skvalpen, last winter we were the first to ride over the ice to Brändöskär.

I’m still on summer leave from work and we decided to take the ferry to Sandön for some beach riding with Anders from Fatbikeadventures.se

Pretty cool fat bike log parking

We´ve been riding Sandön a few times and it is always a nice spot for some sweet fat biking especially with Anders as our local guide. We met up with Anders at Fatbike Adventures  based on Klubbviken, the resort at Sandön. He suggested we should take his boat to the island across the canal and see if we could hit the trails all across the island.

Since we like a challenge it was game on. It is just a five minute boat ride across and we hit the shores of Likskär and Altappen. On this side LSS, our local yacht club have their club house and guest harbor. I´ve spent almost all my childhood here since sailing is what I’ve been doning since i was kid. But now it must have been at least 20 years since I’ve been here. I know the backside have some pretty neat shores, but i must say i did not remember them as this good. Could be that i never rode a fat bike here before.

The ride offered some sweet shores and rough trails. Eventually we found a trail that led us to the other side and Altappen.  100 years ago there were several hundred people living on this island. All working at the steelworks and the sawmill. It all burned down and now there is just ruins left.

I love getting to new places, well I’ve been here lots before but not by bike, and break new trails. These fat bikes just were made for exploring. Salsa could not be more spot on with their motto “Adventure by Bike” thats what it´s all about. Ad some friends to ride with and I’m pretty satisfied.Here is a little edit from our ride. Thanks guys, always a pleasure to ride with you.

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